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AleSmith Evil Dead Red | AleSmith Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Each Halloween we release this special concoction to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Deep blood-red in color, an intense aroma of pine and citrus from an abundance of American hops balances the sweetness and rich, bready flavors of this beer's caramel malts. The result is a fiendishly smooth brew that will make your taste buds scream with delight.

This beer pairs excellently with toffee, caramel apples, or your favorite horror flick.

Added by Todd on 10-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,026
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
562
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 562 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RandynKirstyn
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at PC Pub in Pennsburg, PA. The color is super dark mahogany that you can barely see through. Very rich, chewy malt flavors with a west coast hoppy backbone. Medium bodied with well-suited carbonation. Tastes and smells kinda like Christmas.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a high sided stem glass.

Look is a deep red ruby with a thick reddish brown head.

Aroma is roasty and astringent with a caramel malt note at the end.

Taste is bitter but more from roasted malt than hops it seems. Underlying malt is sweet like molasses and a smooth balance to the bitterness.

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Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy amber-brown with a persistent light tan head. Initial impression is citrus rind, dank earth, pine, and dark fruits, balanced somewhat by bready and caramel malts. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. (Interesting that they claim 6.66% - clever.) Finish is tart, but with enough lingering hops to remind you that you're drinking a hopped amber ale. Very flavorful, but not one of my favorites - in my opinion, there is almost too much going on flavor-wise. The hops and malts are in competition, rather than complementing one another.

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Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful reddish brown with thick head and lacing. The nose is very light, malt, hops, citrus. The taste is more complex than the nose, very nice malty bread goodness with a hoppy citrus mix, very smooth and easy drinking. The finish is a little dry with a bread feel and mild hops. I really enjoyed this beer, was a nice mix of flavors and beautiful to look at.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz into Standard Pint glass. No date.

L: Slight hop haze to a dark mahogany color, two fingers of light beige head. Great retention.

S: Aroma is nice and hoppy, citrusy and piney. Bready malts are the backbone here.

T: Hoppy for a Red, good malty breadiness though, citrusy and piney.

F: Medium body, below average carbonation and a clean hoppy finish.

O: A pretty tasty beer but I was expecting a bit more from AleSmith whom I hold in high regard.

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Photo of Brolo75
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a deep rich mahogany red color with an off-white full creamy head, lots of lacing, decent retention.

A: Lots of citrus peel aroma like grapefruit, pine needles, lots of bready malts, light toasted malt, alcohol is well hidden.

T: Light flavors of grapefruit peel and pine, moderate amount of bitterness, big hit of toasted caramel malt, bready malts, finish has lingering notes of grapefruit and pine with a touch of toasted caramel.

M: Medium bodied with a dry finish and a good amount of carbonation.

O: A very nice American Amber/Red ale, good balance of pine and citrus hop notes along with a strong presence of malts, smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of Fabin61
3.47/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnotherDisease
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jsanmarco
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerLover99
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vlaminck
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farrago
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Finger plus deep head, decent density with a few puddles of larger bubbles, dark tan in hue, retention is above average, dimples as it dissolves, the lacing more splotches than extended streaks. The liquid is a somewhat filmy orange-brown color, touch more reddish from a distance, few visible bubbles, those more spread out than in beads. Were it not for the toastiness to it the nose would come off like German chocolate cake, lots of cocoa and caramel and molasses with a hint of coconut, does have its herbaceous side as well and a good amount of pine, low level of fruit scents, mainly pineapple to papaya. Medium-bodied, fluffy and heavily carbonated mouth entry, this recedes quickly enough. More balance between the leafy hops and the bread, caramel, honey to cola bean elements, the bitterness helps reduce the overall sweetness. That said, does finish on the short side as it dries out prematurely, roast and bitter oiliness left behind. As in the nose there’s not a strong fruit presence, pineapple, green apple, apricot pit. Not a bad beer by any stretch yet it lacks “fun factor” and does not seem to excel at any one thing.

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Photo of drstalker
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful color on this beer, a little hopped up for a amber ale more like a red IPA which is prefect for me. Alesmith always comes through with tasty IPA's

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draught at Firkin on December 2, 2016.

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Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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AleSmith Evil Dead Red from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 562 ratings
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